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Pateras, Helen

Helen (Theodorakos) Pateras, a resident of Dedham, and formerly of Jamaica Plain, died Saturday, February 11, 2023 at the Life Care Center of Acton. She was 91. Helen was born February 2, 1932 in Vacho, Laconia, Greece, the youngest of the seven children of Elias and Fontini (Kozombolis) Theodorakos. She was the wife for 49 years of the late Ernest “Ernie” Pateras who predeceased her in 2011. Helen is survived by her son, Harry Pateras, and his wife Zoe, of Dedham; and her daughter Fontina “Tina” Kelley, and her husband Joseph, of Waltham; as well as her four grandchildren, Christopher A. Kelley, Elena J. Kelley, Eleni Pateras, and Harry A. Pateras. Visiting hours Thursday, February 16 from 6-8 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham, MA 02026. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Friday at 10 AM at St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church, 39 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale followed by interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Walk Hill Street, Boston.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Keith Durham
    February 13th, 2023 | 11:26 pm

    Helen, was a wonderful women who raised a great family.

    We ( Fenway Venders) knew Helen as Ma. Ma, was a fixture at Fenway and was like a Mother to all of us at Fenway.

    The day I got married ( May 22,1999) Ma, was so happy for me and my soon to be wife. Ma, would ask how the family was doing.

    We will all miss this very special lady. Rest in Peace Ma. We know that you and your Husband are reconnected in Heaven.


  2. Jason altieri
    February 14th, 2023 | 12:03 am

    Helen yia yia rest in piece I will miss you and I love you


  3. Elizabeth M
    February 14th, 2023 | 8:03 am

    Helen was a sweet, kind person, whose whole face lit up when she laughed.
    When we had to move suddenly when I was 13 years old, Helen let me stay at their home to continue going to school. I loved it. Their home was warm and happy, except when Harry was tormenting Tina, as any big brother does. He would chase Tina, and Helen would chase Harry with a dish towel.
    We had many laughs as Helen would tease me and teach me some interesting Greek words.
    Finally, the food. Helen was a great cook, and she appreciated my healthy appetite.
    I hope that happy memories soon take the place of this heartache for my friend Tina and her family.

  4. Steven GIUDICI
    February 14th, 2023 | 8:37 pm

    To the best lady in the world . She was my step mother during my life and my spiritual support. We will always love you forever
    You deserve to be in heaven

  5. Krouskas family
    February 15th, 2023 | 11:10 pm

    Harry, Tina, and family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom and Yiayia. She was always such a wonderful and kind woman. Very sweet. We will always remember her in our hearts. May her memory be forever eternal. God bless. Love always,
    Kosta, Maria, Aspasia, George, and Yanni Krouskas.

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